Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Perhaps it's time to revisit and update a little note I wrote earlier this year:
To: Everyone Who Sells Stuff For Kids
From: Bill Childs, TortsProf Blog
Re: Lead in Toys
I know, you're busy coming up with new cheap shiny things for my daughter to say she needs as we wander the store. But I've noticed a bit of a trend in the few short months I've subscribed to the CPSC's recall mailing list.
So I have some advice that might seem kinda obvious, but evidently it comes as a surprise. It's pretty simple:
Stop selling stuff for kids with high levels of lead. That includes:
That's just the recalls for today. Earlier in December and in November, there's:
Various "Kool Toyz" products (for both lead paint and laceration!) (While we're at it, let's ban both of those spellings, yes?)
So stop that. Okay? Thanks.
Related, sorta: High levels of lead found in Capitol gift shop (Consumerist):
Seven products, including bracelets, pendants and a souvenir spoon, were removed from the shelves of four gift shops in response to preliminary lead test results requested by Sen.Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.